how long does it take to cook beef short ribs

Beef short ribs are the absolute best cut of beef for slow cooking! The most tender and succulent fall apart beef you will ever have, you’d pay top dollar at fine dining restaurants for a plate of these Braised Beef Short Ribs.

Cooked long and slow in a rich red wine sauce, these beef ribs are easy enough for midweek, and most definitely impressive enough for company. (And after you’d tried these, try the BBQ Beef Ribs next!)

How To Bake Beef Beef Short Ribs In The Oven:

Salt and pepper the bone in beef short ribs. Simply lay the beef (bone side down) in a baking dish, snuggle the ribs close together, cover tightly with aluminum foil, and cook in the oven.

Bake bone in short ribs in the oven at 275F for 3 ½ – 4 hours. Go the extra mile. 3 ½ hours may be perfect in your oven, but most ovens need 4 hours.

Ribs are done when the meat is visibly pulling away from /shrinking from the bone and they are fork tender. Boneless beef short ribs can also be used for this recipe but I prefer bone in.

Beef short ribs can not be cooked in the oven fast. Good luck and holler at me if you figure out a way to cook em quick


Nope! They are a tough cut of meat and can not be made quick. They require low and slow cooking if you want them tender.

3 ½ – 4 hours depending on your oven.

Bake short ribs at 275F.

Yup! Cover the beef ribs tightly in a pan with aluminum foil or a tight lid.

Yup! This recipe works for boneless and bone in beef short ribs.

Introducing – Beef Short Ribs

But before we dive into how to make it, I just want to show you beef short ribs because it’s a cut of beef that’s not as widely known as others.

Beef Short Ribs are the beef equivalent of pork ribs – but way meatier. They’re called “short ribs” in reference to the part of the cow they are taken from, not because they are “short” (though they certainly are far shorter than full length beef ribs!).

Rating 4.6 (310) · 2 hr 30 minDec 8, 2023 · Simmer until the short ribs are very tender, about two hours. Cook’s Note. You can braise the beef ribs in almost any liquid.


Can you cook beef short ribs too long?

If they aren’t braised long enough, they can be super tough to eat; if they are cooked too long, the meat will just fall apart. The key to preparing short ribs is to cook them until they reach a point that is just before they would fall apart.

What temperature should beef short ribs be cooked to?

Beef short ribs should get to an internal temperature of around 96C/205F – at this point the connective tissue and intramuscular fat should have broken down to create beautifully tender and soft meat, packed with juice and flavour.

Do short ribs get more tender the longer you cook them?

These ribs are chunky, with plenty of meat surrounding the bones and dense fat marbling throughout. This flavoursome fat and connective tissue means that beef short ribs need long, slow cooking in order to become tender.

How long do beef short ribs take at 225?

Beef short ribs are done when the internal temperature of the ribs reaches around 200 – 205 degrees Fahrenheit using an instant read thermometer like a Thermoworks MK4 Thermapen. At 225 degrees F plan on 6 hours of total time. If smoking at 250 degrees plan on 5 hours of total time.

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